Macadamia Nut Dukkah
Originating from Egypt, dukkah is a dry blend of nuts and spices most
commonly used to season flat breads.
In this recipe I have given dukkah an Aussie twist with the use of
delicious macadamia nuts.
It can be sprinkled on salads, fried eggs, or roasted vegetables. Dukkah
can also be used as a crust for chicken or fish.
1/2 cup of raw, unsalted macadamia nuts
1/4 cup of cup of raw, unsalted pine nuts
1/4 cup of raw sesame seeds
2 Tbsp coriander seeds
2 Tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp of flaked sea salt [optional]
good quality extra virgin olive oil for serving
Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the macadamia nuts and pine
nuts and lightly toast, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Place the toasted nuts
in a food processor and process until finely chopped and they resemble
coarse crumbs. Transfer nut mixture to a large bowl.
Add the sesame seeds to the frying pan and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes
or until golden. Add to the bowl with the nut mixture.
Place coriander seeds and cumin seeds in frying pan over medium heat, and
cook, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes or until they release their
aromas and begin to pop. Transfer seeds to a mortar and pestle and pound
until finely crushed.
Add the crushed spices, pepper and salt to the nut mixture and mix well.
Can serve macadamia nut dukkah with good quality extra virgin olive oil.
Store dukkah in an airtight and sterile jar for up to 1 month.
Recipe by Syrie Wongkaew, former About.com Guide
Found at: About.com: Australian / New Zealand Food
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